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Our employment specialist Stephen Smith has featured in today's edition of The Herald following a statement on legal aid from the Law Society of Scotland.

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COT3 Agreements

A COT3 Agreement is a legally binding agreement which is drafted by ACAS once parties have agreed to settle an Employment Tribunal claim. These agreements can be drafted during the course of Early Conciliation, that is before any claim has been lodged with an Employment Tribunal, or in the course of settlement discussions after a claim has been raised.

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ACAS Conciliation – use of COT3 Forms

It is now compulsory for all Claimants who are considering making a claim at the Employment Tribunal against their previous employers to complete an Early Conciliation form. This is part of a new scheme which introduced in April 2014 to encourage resolution between parties before it reaches the stage of a claim.

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Blowing The Whistle Online Made Simpler – But Beware Legal Pitfalls

Contact details for more than 70 bodies responsible for investigating whistleblowing allegations have been published online by the UK Government. The law on whistleblowing offers protection to employees but only if they make allegations in a responsible manner to the proper body.

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Police Drop Colour-Blind Ban After Discrimination Claim

SCOTLAND’S police force has reversed its policy of rejecting officers who are colour-blind after The Glasgow Law Practice began a legal challenge.

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NMC Brings in New Registration Rules for Overseas Nurses

Nurses and midwives who trained outside Europe will have to pass tests before they are allowed to practice in the UK.

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Winning Expenses in Employment Tribunal Cases

EMPLOYERS who lose Tribunal cases should have to repay up to £1200 in fees as well as the employee’s wage loss, according to a new court ruling.

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Courts Taking Tougher Line on NMC Delays

NURSES suspended for years while their professional body investigates allegations of misconduct against them have won significant legal victories.

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NMC backs Whistleblowing campaign

The body which regulates the nursing industry, the NMC, have given their backing to new rules to protect those who “blow the whistle” in their employment.

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MPs say UK law is failing to protect whistleblowers

WHISTLEBLOWERS who risk their careers to uncover wrongdoing within public services are being victimised by managers who nearly always escape sanction, according to a new report by MPs.

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